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=Artist Type: Other=
 
 
 
This proposal is about a new [[Artist Type|ArtistType]] "Other". Many artists don't fit into the Group/Person scheme, e.g.:
 
 
 
# Some fictional characters (animals, mythical creatures, ...), e.g.: [[Artist:101eddc5-e066-466a-8658-ab4b51fa4a78|Pumuckl]]
 
# Some fictional artists are purely created to keep a series together, e.g. [[Artist:e028fab5-39ae-4ed9-b8c2-c4344d88b171|Die drei ???]]
 
# Companies that were created to credit them in a relationship, but that are not labels, e.g. [[Artist:a5bccffd-5abf-4a46-a6e2-4f23ffe1f5d0|Type2error]]
 
# Labels that are also created as artist, to use them in a relationship, e.g. [[Artist:728645ae-46f7-44b9-983e-0bcff9340e0a|Lantis]]
 
# [[Special Purpose Artist|Special purpose artists]], e.g. [[Artist:125ec42a-7229-4250-afc5-e057484327fe|[unknown]]]
 
 
 
There are probably even more categories. Because all of them are pretty rare compared to Person/Group and are not really in the focus of this database, I suggest a catch-all type "Other" for them. Using "Unknown" is not a really good alternative, because
 
# Searching for "Unknown" artists should only show artists where further research will eventually result in another type
 
# "Unknown" artists can be changed to any type as auto-edit, so if someone wants to leave an artist "Unknown" on purpose, anybody can change the type without vote
 
 
 
== Update 1 ==
 
 
 
If this proposal passes and the "Other" type gets implemented, the [[Artist Type|old wiki page]] will get replaced by [[User:hrglgrmpf/Artist Type|this one]]. --[[User:Hrglgrmpf|hrglgrmpf]] 00:39, 12 July 2011 (UTC)
 
 
 
== Update 2 ==
 
 
 
All attributes / link phrases etc. should be the same as with type "Unknown". --[[User:Hrglgrmpf|hrglgrmpf]] 08:20, 12 July 2011 (UTC)
 

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